Leah, Allyson and I are having a blast making our still-new YouTube show, YarnTalk. In case you’ve missed my posts about previous episodes, YarnTalk is a biweekly internet show that runs about 10 minutes. We try to keep it tight and to the point – the perfect length of time for catching episodes over breakfast or on a quick work break. While we still tweak the formula from time to time, most episodes feature a look at what’s trending in the knitting design world, an overview of knitting that’s been in the news (or that’s gone crazy viral) recently, and we share an interview with designers we’re crushing on. We also each share a quick peek at what we can’t wait to cast on at the moment, which is probably one of my favorite parts of the show. It’s so fun looking at what each of us picks considering we’re all Chicago-based, Midwestern knit designers.
We did a mini photobooth shoot after wrapping the last episode, so you get a GIFt!
In today’s new episode, Leah, Allyson and I have our eyes on casting on fall sweaters and shawls. Allyson talks to designer Courtney Spainhower (who we’re all obsessed with, design-wise), I share the story of a man who knit himself out of homelessness, and Leah tackles the brioche trend, including ideas for warm weather brioche. It’s a good one, complete with an Easter egg at the end featuring yours truly being… basically crazy? You should check it out – I’d love to know what you think and what you’d like to see in future episodes!